Photos: Soyuz thunders off in the Dark of Night

Russia’s Soyuz rocket made a nighttime liftoff on Friday to deliver the Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft with Alexey Ovchinin, Oleg Skripochka and Jeff Williams to orbit, setting out on a fast-track rendezvous with the International Space Station.

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All Photos: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani